Deck the Halls Synopsis
Neighbors in a New England town declare war over a preponderance of Christmas lights.
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New York Post

By Kyle Smith
It is a better option than the third "Santa Clause."
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The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

By Jennie Punter
Isn't exactly what you'd call fresh. But although it borrows ingredients from many familiar Christmas flicks, it's got a sly twinkle of its...
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TV Guide

By Ken Fox
Filled with forced yuletide cheer and mixed messages about the true meaning of Christmas, this loud and obnoxious holiday comedy boasts a...
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Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
In this year's lump of coal, Matthew Broderick is the control freak who lives for toasty yuletide cheer, and Danny DeVito is the vulgar...
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New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
Broderick is uptight; DeVito is obnoxious; and, somewhere, Nathan Lane is thanking his lucky stars he didn't get roped into this dreck.
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Chicago Tribune

Nobody expects every holiday film to ascend to classic status; in fact, we're happy to let most fade from memory as soon as the decorations...
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Philadelphia Inquirer

By David Hiltbrand
Can be described as whatever is the opposite of a Christmas classic.
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Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
The saddest part is that "Deck" wastes four comic talents ranging from the near-genius (Matthew Broderick, Danny DeVito) to the inspired...
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
The sheer nastiness of the jealous one-upmanship and angry sabotage puts a damper on the yuletide comedy. You're much better off watching a...
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San Francisco Chronicle

By Walter Addiego
Belongs in the holiday hall of shame.
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Deck me in the balls

By Naked_movie_goer
I would rather get "decked in the balls" than see deck the halls....

Predictable but definately worth going

By Grasshopper
It will get you in the holiday spirit, even though the movie is somewhat predictable. Take the time....

Even with reading the reviews, my expectations were not low enough

By SeeingDragons
I found Danny DeVito's charater my favorite, simple guy just trying to find purpose in his life. Everything else was shallow, not appropriate for children under 12, and rather boring. Our 8 & 10...

Not all that good

By deadfish
I took a bunch of kids to see what I thought would be a fun Christmas movie. This was not it. Weak plot, uninspired acting. It looked like they tried to appeal to every age group, but it was too...

Deck the Halls

By msfingo
THere was some sort of glich in the system, so we did not get to see the movie, it wasn't even playing on that day! We were very disappointed. We traveled 70 miles to see a movie in the city....

Deck the Halls....NOT!

By watyrcrystal
This was a cute movie but reminded me of Christmas Vacation with Chevy Chase. Danny Devito always plays a great character and he did provide most of the humor. Matthew Broderick seemed stiffled and...


By a_real_denaina
Very funny scenes but lacked momentum. I would have rather rented it than spend $50 on seeing this movie with the family. Both lead actors were great and supporting actresses complemented them. ...


By lickablebean
If the commericals are better then the movie then they shouldn't release the movie.  DeVito was funny...but Broderick will make you suffer.Awful!...

Deck The Halls

By Dragonstalon
Mathew Broderick and Danny Devito worked great off of each other. The rivalry between Mathew's straight laced doctor against Danny's devious salesman was very funny. The special effects of the...

Deck the Hall's

By lisalou
This was the slowest uneventful movie that I've ever seen. I kept waiting for something to happen but finally - My daughter (24) and I gave up. We probably left 10 min early but we came to the...

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Rated PG | For some crude and suggestive humor, and for language
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